Re: [css3-fonts] superscript vs. ordinal vs. superior

On 08/29/2013 05:16 PM, fantasai wrote:
> P.S. Tangent comments: Wikipedia has this nice image:
>    * It looks like we've covered 3/4 of the possibilities. Is there
>      an OpenType feature for the last one, too?
>    * Are there consistent names for the different positions?
>      If ordn isn't actually used only for ordinal numbers, maybe
>      we should adopt a different name, even though it doesn't match
>      as well to the OpenType tag?

Fwiw, I'm not seeing much consistency by running a few quick searches,
but QuarkXPress distinguishes between the two thus:

     A type style with a reduced size; when the Superior
     type style is applied, the top of text aligns with the
     cap height of the adjacent text.
     A type style with a reduced size that is raised above
     its baseline. pp630

So one possibility is to copy that, going with
   font-variant-position: normal | subscript | superscript | superior


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